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Young Republicans say Stop arresting people for a plant

Peachtree NORML Executive Director, Sharon Ravert, is an Atlanta native and life long Republican.  ”I am in full agreement with Ann Lee” says Ravert.  ”You don’t have to be pro cannabis to be anti-prohibition, The Grand Ole Party is primed for a revolution of conscientiousness towards prohibition of marijuana and the Young Republicans are leading the way.”

Ann Lee, a powerhouse octogenarian activist and mother of Richard Lee,the founder of Oaksterdam University. Inspired by her wheelchair-bound son, she now tells fellow Lone Star Republicans to “Just say grow.” She makes quite a stir at the drug conferences, an outspoken grandmother helping to lead the conservative wing of the cannabis movement. As she told the Washington Post, “It disturbs me greatly that Republicans would distort the principles of small government, fiscal responsibility and personal liberty in such a way that they could support the failed principle of marijuana prohibition any longer.

Read more at Salon.com: “Stop putting people in jail for a plant”: Republican millennials take on cannabis laws

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Georgia: Bill Introduced To Eliminate Marijuana Possession Felonies

Under state law, any marijuana possession offense involving more than one ounce of cannabis is classified as a felony offense, punishable by one year (mandatory) to up to ten years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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Oregon shooting spotlights the need to refocus

[su_box title=”About Sharon Ravert, Executive Director of Peachtree NORML”]LadyBud Magazine, HighTimes Magazine and Main Street. She was recently nominated by Mass/Cann NORML for National Female Activist of the Year. Sharon has traveled the country speaking on various Read more

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A bipartisan group of Senators propose Mandatory Minimums Reform

As drug policy and criminal justice reform intersect in Washington D.C., the decades of work from many reform organization like NORML, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Law Enforcement against Prohibition and Drug Policy Alliance seem to be paying off. Read more

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[WATCH] Ronda Rousey Mic Drop on Marijuana

Ronda Rousey speaks about marijuana, Nick Diaz and drug testing in sports.

During the otherwise typical press conference held today in preparation for UFC 193, UFC champ Ronda Rousey lit up the press conference by first discussing her excitement Read more

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Nevada Athletics Commission Bans Nick Diaz for 5 years for marijuana metabolites

Many people fighting to end prohibition of marijuana know the consequences all to well of being caught with a dirty urine screen.  Most know you can lose your job, your right to drive a car, your freedom, your home, your bank account, your children, your right to own a gun, your right to vote,  your right to healthcare, your right to an organ transplant, your right to apply for college financial aid, your right to fight for your country.  Over 23 million citizens in the United States live with this reality each and everyday.  Yet the drug war rages on as we see public opinion drastically supporting the End of Prohibition.  Now the Nevada athletics commission is highlighting the hypocrisy of such prohibition laws and how they can cost you not only your future, but can affect your entire community.

How far is America willing to go to eradicate a plant that is arguably a much safer substance than sugar?

If you think the punishments are what marijuana consumers deserve and they should be willing to do the time if they do the crime,  I can’t help but remind you that each of the people that work in Las Vegas during these fights could be affected as several of his fellow fighters are threatening to pull out of all Nevada sanctioned fights.  It is now time to End Prohibition of this plant.

Read more at ESPN: http://espn.go.com/mma/story/_/id/13657932/nevada-bans-ufc-nick-diaz-5-years-marijuana

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